PROCESSING OF APPEALS AND CORONAVIRUS
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Benefits Review Board (BRB) is experiencing delays in the processing of appeals and documents received by mail. To avoid delay, we strongly encourage all parties with appeals before the BRB and other filers to utilize the BRB’s Electronic Filing system to file new appeals, motions, briefs, and all other case-related documents to ensure the timely processing of their appeals. Documents that are not filed through the electronic portal may be delayed in processing. Documents filed through the electronic portal should not be submitted in paper, unless specifically requested. See below notice for specific details on this change.
NOTICE REGARDING CHANGE TO ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM
At 8:30 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 7, 2020, the Benefits Review Board (BRB) launched an updated eFile/eServe system (EFS). Like the BRB’s current Electronic File and Service Request (EFSR) system, EFS will allow parties to electronically file new appeals, briefs, motions, and other documents; receive electronic service of BRB-issued decisions and orders; and check the status of existing appeals via a web-based interface. EFS will be accessible 24 hours every day at https://efile.dol.gov. All parties who wish to electronically file appeals, pleadings, or other documents in pending cases must use EFS to do so.
If you intend to electronically file with the BRB, you must do so as a registered user via EFS at https://efile.dol.gov.